Southern Mom Loves: 5 Energy-Boosting Breakfasts for Active Moms

5 Energy-Boosting Breakfasts for Active Moms

Saturday, November 5, 2016

I have a guest post today from the amazing Tiffany Watts of Dilesia, a website for newbie and experienced cooking and baking enthusiasts. She's written a drool-worthy post of 5 Energy-Boosting Breakfasts for Active Moms to help you feel your best while keeping up with the kids!


We all know that breakfast is important for our energy level during the day. We want to be productive in all areas of our lives so here are 5 ideas for breakfast that will give you an energy boost. They are based on nutrient-dense whole foods that burn slowly during the day and keep your brain sharp and calm. 

What makes breakfast one of the most crucial decisions in your day is its impact on your blood sugar. High carb and poor nutrient breakfasts that contain white flour and white sugar make your blood sugar rise pretty fast and then drop low, driving an even more severe carb craving. This usually goes all day long and you’re deprived of your natural energy! 

That’s why it is important to include whole foods that are rich in healthy fats and proteins which sustain your normal function throughout the day and keep your blood sugar balanced. Just a couple of days incorporating these breakfast meals in your schedule and will feel the change in your active mom life!

Each one includes healthy, varied ingredients that are easy to find and do your body good. Some of them are easily packed as to-go snacks, too. All of them are also super quick to make, involve no fuss around the kitchen, and are open to creative experimentations.

Here is your breakfast fix for the week!

1. Quinoa with Chocolate Mousse



Ingredients:
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 handful of cranberries
  • 1 hand of coconut flakes
  • ½ avocado 
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Instructions:
1. Blend avocado, cocoa powder, and honey.
2. In a jar or a bowl place quinoa on the bottom.
3. Spread blueberries and coconut flakes over.
4. Pour the mousse and finish with the cranberries.


2. Poppy Seed Pancakes With Vanilla-lemon Pear Compote



Ingredients:
  • 1 free-range eggs
  • 4 tbsp. coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp. poppy seed
  • 4 tbsp. gluten free flour
  • 1 pear
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • zest of ½ lemon

Instructions:
1. Place egg, milk and 1 tablespoon of honey in a bowl and whisk to combine.
2. Add the poppy seed and flour and stir until a thick batter.
3. Grease a pancake pan with 1 tablespoon of coconut butter and pour the batter into 5-6 small pancakes or one whole. Cook to 1 minute, flip and cook for one more. Remove from the pan and place in a serving dish.
4. Rinse and cube pear. Put cubes in a small saucepan with a tablespoon of coconut oil, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Cook at low heat for 3-5 minutes until the pears are soft and tender.
5. Serve on top of the pancakes.


3. Healthy Egg Salad

Ingredients:
  • 1 free-range egg
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 handfuls of spinach leaves
  • 1 handful of sprouts
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • salt, pepper

Instructions
1. Boil the egg as you like – hard or soft boiled.
2. Rinse the spinach. Heat a small pan with the olive oil and add the spinach. Season. Stir for 1 minute until it loses its volume. Remove from heat.
3. In a plate place the spinach, half an avocado, and the sprouts. Slice the egg and put it on top.
4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.




4. Raspberry Protein Smoothie Bowl



Ingredients:
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. protein powder
  • 2 tbsp. hulled hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. coconut flakes

Instructions:
1. Rinse the raspberries and put them in a blender.
2. Add milk and pulse until combined.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
4. Pour into a breakfast bowl and sprinkle the seeds and flakes.


5. High-fiber Banana Nut Cookies

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pureed banana
  • 50 ml espresso
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Instructions:
1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl and add the banana, olive oil and espresso one by one.
2. Stir well and then add the walnuts. Mix well until the texture has a delicious golden brown color.
3. Bake the cookies by making small balls and pressing them into thin cookies (remember they are going to double in height).
4. Place them on baking paper and bake in a preheated oven (180ºC) for 20 minutes.
5. When baked place on a rack to cool completely.


Here are your 5 delicious breakfast meals that are nutritious, energy-boosting, and most importantly, they taste amazing! You can easily adapt any of them to your own taste by adding your favorite spices, fruits, and veggies.

Don’t be afraid to experiment, but do try some of these as they are very good for your body. You need your energy, and with these ideas, breakfast can be both nourishing and delicious!



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Tiffany Watts is the blogger behind Dilesia, a food blog curated for newbie and experienced cooking and baking enthusiasts, with the aim of bringing back the glamor and fashion in the kitchen. Dilesia, “where sweet treats and good eats meet,” provides a portal for everyone to discover delicious recipes, new and upcoming kitchen gadgets, and easy (and surprising) ways to upgrade culinary skills.




Are you a busy mom? Do you find your energy lagging by midday? What do you think of these dishes? I love to read your comments!

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